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3 evening. >> pelley: home-grown terror, a startling courtroom con fxb today in colorado. and in the san bernardino case, even before they started dating, killers started planning online. also tonight, an apology from the mayor of chicago amid demands for his resignation. and a medical breakthrough. a captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: tonight the fefeuary says the planning for san bernardino began much seener. and late today in colorado, the man arrested last month for murdering three planned parenthood clinics made a
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first to barry petersen in colorado springs. barry? >> reporter: well, scott an outline of the charges he faces. >> let's let it all comeut. >> reporter: "i am guilty. there will be no trial. i am a warrior for the babies." there were more outbursts after the judge allowed cameras to be turned on, including this one. >> the truth, huh? kill the babies. that's what planned parenthood does. scott, the public defender wants dear examined for coral tenancy before they even begeg talking about when to schedule a prelelinary hearing. >> pelley: barry petersen in colorado tonight, thank you. in the san bernardino tonight, thank you. we learned tonight that the two killers, american syed farook, and his pakistani wife, tashfeen malik, may have had help from a
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jan crawford is following the case. >> reporter: f.b.i. director james comey told congress the couple's radicalization goes back years. >> as early as the end of 2013, they were talking to each other about jihad and martyrdom before they became engaged and then married and lived together in the united states. >> reporter: in fact, the radicalization could include enrique marquez, a friend who is related to farook by marriage. the u.s. official tells cbs news the f.b.i. is investigating whether farook and marquez were planning a violent attack as far back as 2012 and discussed buying weapons. but a round of terrorism arreses california in late 2012 may have scuttled the alleged plan. marquez eventually bought the two assault weapons used in last weekend's atta and now is being questioned by f.b.i. over what he may have known about farook and malik's plans. the f.b.i. says the couple was on the path to radicalization even before isis rose to power
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united states last year to marry farook on a visa that required an extensive background check. at the hearing, new york democrat chuck s sumer asked if there were missed warnings. >> how come we didn't know about these communications before the attacks? >> reporter: south carolina republican lindsey graham asked whether their marriage was part of the plot. >> is there any evidence that this marriage was arranged by a terrorist organization or terrorist operative? >> i don't know the answer the that yet. >> do you agree with me that if it was arranged by a terrorist operative or organization, that's a game changer? >> it would be a very, very important thing to know. >> reporter: now, sources tell cbs news the justice department is looking the charge marquez, who provided some of the guns used in last week's attack with material support for terrorism. scott, as the investigation continues, there could be other charges. >> pelley: jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks. today carter evans met system of those who were first at the
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assault, which killed 14 and wounded 21. >> male many black clothing still firing rounds. >> reporter: detective brian lewis was among first officers on the scene. >> approaching the building, we knew that we were probably outgunned. >> reporter: we have several down in the conference room, several down. >> the rooms looked like chaos, trash thrown everywhere, food everywhere, tables and chairs broken, people laying on the floor. >> looking at all the victims inside, and some people were laying there. some people were c cing. some people were screaming. > it felt odd to step past some of them, knowing that we had to find the gunmen inside. >> we have upward of 30 hostages coming out. >> reporter: outside paramedics set up triage for the wounded. >> we were doing our best to comfort them and tell them that they were safe. >> this is absolutely the worst
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my career. >> reporter: back inside, detective jorge lazano was helping with evacuations. >> there was a female there with a small child, an eight-year-old little boy that was just terrified, just shivering almost, shaking like a leaf, and i said what i said. >> i'll take a bullet before you do, that's for damn sure, so you be cool, okay? >> reporter: by then the killers were already gone. later when police cornered their black s.u.v., thehe coupleired 76 rounds at officers behind them and nicholas koahou was shot in the leg. >> i did not know who was in the back of that car shooting at us. >> reporter: so you know now that was tashfeen firing at you. >> i know now. >> reporter: crisis councilors have been working with police and firefighters since the attack, and even though first responders were here within minutes of the shooting, scott, they say their biggest regret is at they weren't here in time to stop the massacre. >> pelley: carter evans at the
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now french police today identified another of the isis terrorists who attacked in paris last month. seven have now been named, but three are still unidentified. elizabeth palmer is in the french capital. >> reporter: 23-year-old foued aggad, a french citizen, joined isis in syria in 2013. [gunfire] but then somehow he slipped back into france and helped to gun down 90 music fans at the bataclan concert hall before being killed at the scene. the police had no idea who aggad was until his mother got a text from syria saying her son had been killed on the 13th of november, the day of the attack. that led forensic teams to match d.n.a. samples of the body found in the bataclan to samples provided by the aggad family. only one ofhe core group of paris attackers is still alive.
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presumed to be on the way or even already in syria. also still alive and on the wanted list are all those who provided support, says the anti-terrorism consultant jean charles brisard. >> probably more than 20 individuals have been involved in one way or another in terms ofof providing logistics, support, reasons transportation, financing for this attack. >> reporter: one such suspect is mohamed abrini, seen on surveillance video in a car two days before the attack. with more than 2,000 property searches in less than a month and more than 250 arrests, the pressure is on anybody in france who has been to syria or who has links to e eremist, but there are more t tn 10,0,0 of them. so the french intelligence services would have to go -- grow by what, double, triple to handle the problem?
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we need around 20 to 30 agents to follow 24 hours a day. that's one single individual. >> reporter: scott, to add to the stress, french intelligence think isis will try more attacks in france to make themselves look strong, but above all to distract from the fact that in iraq and syria, at the moment ey are steadily losing ground. >> pley: liz pmer reporting for us tonight i paris, liz, thanks. it was paris and san bernardino that led republican presidential front-runner donald trump to call for a ban on muslims entering the united states. major garrett tells us tonight that has thrown the party into turmoil. >> thank you. >> reporter: donald trump says his proposasa is about keeping the country safe and not about religion. >> are you a bigot? >> not at all, probably the least of anybody you've ever met. >> because? >> because i'm not. i'm a person that has common sense. i'm a smart person.
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>> reporter: but republicans fear a trump nomination could alienate minority and women voters the party has been trying to reach s sce its 20122 presidential election loss. >> i think trump should quit. >> reporter: illinois republican adam cins gibbs, who backs jeb, fears trump would hurt other g.o.p. candidates. >> it could easily cost republicans at least the majority in the senate and some seats in the house. >> reporter: but republicans disagree on how to defeat trump. wisconsin governor scott walker, who dropped out of the presidential race in september, said other candidates need to follow his lead to consolidate the a ai-trump vote. >> i have signed the pledge. >> reporter: in september trump signed a loyalty pledge to the g.o.p., but today threatened to rip it up, renewing republican fears that he could take support away from the eventual nominee by running as a third party candidate. >> if i don't get treated fairly, i would certainly consider that. >> reporter: there are no signs republicans still in the race will quit, and most have
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is the nominee. scott, top republicans tell us they are waiting for t t so-called trump problem to solve itself, but they have no idea how or when thal solution will come. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. trump was trumped today by german chancellor angela merkel. "time" chose her over him as person of the year. time praised merkel's moral leadership, but trump responded saying she'sruining germany." protesters fit the streets of chicago today, rejecting mayor rahm emanuel's apology for the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. an officer was charged with that murder more than a year after the shooting. dean reynolds is in chicago. [chanting] >> reporter: with protesters clogging downtown chicago and calling for his resignation, the embattlele emotional and
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city council and offered a remedy to the turmoil that is gripping his city. >> we need a painful but honest reckoning of what went wrong. >> reporter: outrage has grown since the release of police dash cam video showing what a white policemen shooting a black teenager 16 times. releases of other police killings have reawakened historic complaints of police brutality. demonstrator rosemary vega. >> getting rahm to resign doesn't mean our work is over. getting rahm to resign means our work just getting started. >> reporter: emanuel's administration fought the release of these videos. now he says that was wrong. >> every day we held on to the video contributed to the public's disisust. that needs toohange. >> reportete but the problems go deeper here, and emanuel touched on a root cause when he recalled being asked a question
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>> he said, "do you think the police would ever treat you the way they treat me?" and the answer is no. and that is wrong. and that has to change in this city. that has to come to come to an end and now. >> reporter: now the mayor says he won't resign, and the protesters out on the street tonight say they won't quit until he does. scott, it's a test of wills with no middle ground. >> pelley: dean reynolds, thanks. first of six baltimore cops to be tried in the death of freddie gray took the witness stand today. he took the stand in his own defense, and chip reid is following the case. >> reporter: 26-year-old baltimore police officer william porter arrived at the courthouse today ready to tell his side of the story. in april 25-year-old freddie gray suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a 45-minute ride in a police van.
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days of protests and riots. it's not known exactly how gray's neck was broken. the van maid six stops and porter was present for five of them. porter said today he asked gray, "are you hurt? do you need a medic?" gray said yes, but porter teteified, i didn't call for medical help because gray was unable to give me a reason for a medical emergency. porter also said he thought gray was faking injury to avoid going to jail, which he said is common during arrests. prosecutors have charged porter with manslaughter, arguing that he had a beauty to get medical help and to put a seat belt on gray, who was handcuffed and shackled. porter said thth despite department policy y hiswo years on the force, he's never seen a suspect seat belted in a van. baltimore's may, stephanie rawlings-blake, was criticized last spring for policies that some say encouraged the rioting. today she promised harder line and pleaded for peace in matter
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>> we need to respect their decision and respect the process. >> reporter: officer r rter said he knew freddieray from the neighborhood, and he said sometimes when gray wasn't dirty, meaning he wasn't carrying or selling drugs, they'd talk, and, scott, officer porter said when he found freddie gray in the back of that van not breathing, it was a very traumatic experience. >> pelley: chip reid reporting tonight. thank you, chip. a new study finds that america's middle class is not only struggling, it is shrinking. and storms in the northwest turn
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anthony mason tells us why. >> reporter: meredith reilly, a 37-year-old social worker in new jersey, used to think of herself as middle class. >> it was a good life. it really was. it was wonderful. and now if i d d't go toork, i don't get paid. >> reporter: her county job, which paid about $50,000 a year, was eliminated in the recession. a single mother of two, reilly now works three part-time jobs and makes less money. >> i think the tough et cetera part is not -- tough et cetera part is not preaching a future for my children that my parents prepared for me. >> reporter: barely half of adults are now middle-income earners, defined as a householdld making between 42,000 and $126,000 annually. the percentage has been falling steadily since 1971. richard fry, who co-authored a new pew research study, says that as the middle class has hallowed out, the upper-income bracket has grown from 14% to
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that upper class now takes home nearly half of all annual incnce in the u.s., 49%, up from 29% in 1970. >> it's in the that middle americans are worse off, it's that they're falling behind relative to upper-income adults. >> reporter: the lower-income tier has also grown from 16% to 20% since 1970. meredith reilly's been among them since she was laid off. she has a college degree and a master's but little hope. >> i just don't feel like the jobs are out there that are going to put me back the where i was. >> reporter: the pew study found the great recessiwn hit the middle class especially hard, scott. their median wealth fell by 28% between 2001 and 2013. >> pelley: anthony mason, thank you, anthony. some of the best seats in baseball are the most dangerous. a new plan to keep fans safe
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>> reporter: in upstate new york, alexx travis iss walking his two colorfully named baghdad ls, red and green. >> you guys are so cute. >> reporter: but these are no ordinary dogs, and he's no ordinary dog-walker. travis is a researcher at cornell university's vet school, and red and green are two of the first-ever test tube puppies. >> the litter came from three separate moms who gavehe egg and two separate dads. reporter: in vitro fertilization, fertilizing an egg with a sperm in a lab, then implanting the embryo in a surrogate, has been around for humans since the late 1970s. but researchers like travis only recently figured out how to make it work with canines. dog reproduction is different than almost every other mammal. so this we think will have a lot of a alications in veterinary medicine for animals that are valuable working dog or show dogs or animal people love and
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>> reporter: it's not just genetic lines like best in show that could benefit, but entire breeds like collies known for eye problems, dalmatians prone to urinary stones and golden reover thes susceptible to rtain cancer could help. >> we can use new technologies in gene editing, and we can use that to try to fix those defects$% and prevent the disease before it even starts. >> reporter: red and green were among seven ivf puppies born this past july. travis loves what his research has brought into his life. >> i love them very much. they need a little more house breaking, though. >> reporter: though some traits even science might find a challenge to correct. jim axelrod, cbs news,ew york. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight.
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